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by stewartjs
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Zion
Replies: 14
Views: 1668

Re: Zion

Fabulous. :mrgreen:
by stewartjs
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: small band
Replies: 11
Views: 2755

Re: small band

Seen at a local re-enactment in Wiltshire - more Warmington-on-Sea than Battle of the Bulge!
Perhaps a sepia version would suit this too? Any views?
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A-580 with Sigma 17-35.
by stewartjs
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Dealer Alerts
Topic: A58 exceptional price UK
Replies: 14
Views: 4104

Re: A58 exceptional price UK

David As usual I found your review very useful, although in truth it only served to confirm my initial feeling that an A580 would suit my needs better than the A58, and that I made the right decision in going for it. Now all I need is time to explore its capabilities - and decide whether I need to c...
by stewartjs
Fri May 31, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Dealer Alerts
Topic: A58 exceptional price UK
Replies: 14
Views: 4104

Re: A58 exceptional price UK

Was thinking about upgrading my A550 / acquiring a spare DSLR in case Sony A-mount disappears or ceases to be compatible with my Minolta glass. Was considering a used A580, and now this news of a new A58 for about the same price. Thought I'd made up my mind, but now ... Any suggestions or advice wel...
by stewartjs
Thu May 16, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: The a mount is going mirrorless according to SAR
Replies: 92
Views: 9793

Re: The a mount is going mirrorless according to SAR

I don’t mind at all if Sony wants to dabble with some A-mount diversion, that’s fine, what I want in the meantime (in case one of mine carks it) is a fully functional, up with the latest technology, reliable, still shooting DSLR designed for photographers, and what’s more I want it to remain compat...
by stewartjs
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: NEX-7
Replies: 62
Views: 15876

Re: NEX-7

Thanks Pako.
Essentially I want it all - sports action, planes, trains, automobiles, and landscapes, and wildlife. Wouldn't mind having a go at portraits too. And street photography could be fun.
Do I need it - a whole different question, and that's the problem with GAS.
Stewart
by stewartjs
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: NEX-7
Replies: 62
Views: 15876

Re: NEX-7

Visited Castle Cameras in Salisbury last night - they had a Sony demo with Paul Genge and a few goodies. NEX-7, A77, A65 and several lenses. My main conclusion - I want one to replace my A550 when the time comes (including when the price is right), but which one? The A77 felt like a "proper&quo...
by stewartjs
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Tripods, bags and accessories
Topic: loosened hotshoe...any opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 2404

Re: loosened hotshoe...any opinions

Same problem with my 42, on A550 and previously on A100.

Stewart
by stewartjs
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Challenge #43: “Autumn; From Summer To ... ”- Winners Chosen
Replies: 62
Views: 18884

Re: Challenge #43: “Autumn; From Summer To Winter”-ends Nov

Nice shots all. Here's my offering:-
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"Two seasons, one tree"

A550+SAL30/2.8, ISO 200 1/60th F7.1

Stewart
by stewartjs
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Trainspotting
Replies: 77
Views: 8154

Re: Trainspotting

_DSC0428.jpg Taken at the Bodmin & Wenford Railway last year, A550+Beercan. DSC01530.jpg The Dorset Coast Express at Dean on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border, last Tuesday. A550 + Sony 85/2.8. I love this lens but as I often use the A550 in parallel with my film D7 am left with the dilemma - whic...
by stewartjs
Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Dealer Alerts
Topic: New A100 anybody?
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: New A100 anybody?

Good news - passed Sony Centre Bath again on Saturday, they have a sale on.

Bad news - Alpha kit is still at the pre-sale prices. Was offered a deal on a NEX5 kit (although I'm not looking for one at the moment), only £100 more than the equivalent Warehouse Express, etc., price.

Stewart
by stewartjs
Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Dealer Alerts
Topic: New A100 anybody?
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

New A100 anybody?

Sony Centre Bath has one with 18-70 kit lens. £569. Bargain!!! :roll:
Slightly better value, maybe, is the A700 + CZ 16-80 for £1069. Also had an A380 + 18-55, but didn't note the price. No sign of any SLT or NEX. Unsurprisingly they don't sell many cameras.

Stewart
by stewartjs
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Trainspotting
Replies: 77
Views: 8154

Re: Trainspotting

Birma Even the UK's rail operators resort to road transport to supply fuel. Back to the topic - a couple of pictures from the land which invented railways. :D First, Britain's latest main line steam locomotive, "Tornado", passing through Bath. _DSC0009.jpg Two former Great Western Railway ...
by stewartjs
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: More Fall Colors
Replies: 23
Views: 2236

Re: More Fall Colors

I seem to have found some good weather this weekend, or been in the right place at the right time (although an even better place would have been Zion NP :mrgreen: ). Took some time out from visiting my parents to visit the New Forest in search of autumn colour. All taken with A550 + Minolta 24-105. ...
by stewartjs
Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Photos with evidence of the photographer
Replies: 219
Views: 31757

Re: Photos with evidence of the photographer

I could have posted this in the DT30/2,8 thread, but decided to follow in UrsaMajor's paw prints with this bedraggled specimen. She goes by the name of Poppy and takes a dim view of anyone who fails to recognise her right to eat, sleep, and investigate (noisily) anything unfamiliar. _DSC0552 edit.jp...

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